Advisor

Earl R. Rosenwinkel

Date of Award

1979

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Biology

Department

Biology

Physical Description

1 online resource (67 p.)

Subjects

Mites, Clearcutting

DOI

10.15760/etd.2897

Abstract

Soil samples taken from a clearcut and adjacent uncut site of a Douglas Fir and Western Hemlock old growth forest in the Cascade Range of southern Washington showed greatly reduced adult and juvenile population densities of macro-phytophagous, microphytophagous, and predatory soil acari in the clearcut. These effects appeared to be due to high lethal summer litter temperatures and reduced pore spaces due to scarification. Also, the number of species of acari in the clearcut was lower than in the control after clearcutting.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/17426

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